Archival storage shelfs at University of Edinburgh holding Session Papers
News | February 24, 2021
The project team has won a Digital Collections Fellowship from the Omohundro Institute to digitize American- and Atlantic-centered cases held at the University of Edinburgh.
The Journal History
News | May 29, 2021
Historian Alexandra MacDonald of the College of William & Mary reviews SCOS in the journal History.
Stewart v. Graham 1782
News | April 06, 2021
On May 17, 2021, SCOS Co-Director Jim Ambuske will discuss the experiences of a formerly enslaved person named James Graham in a talk sponsored by the Benjamin Franklin House of London.
Cropped View of Roaring River Estate, Jamaica
News | March 08, 2021
The addition of new case themes highlight the West Indies, India, and The York Buildings Company.
Editor Transcription Workshop Poster
News | February 12, 2021
The SCOS and CRC teams will demonstrate the project's new EDITOR tool at a grant-funded workshop dedicated to how libraries can use digital tools for cataloging large print collections.
VCEA 2021 program header
News | January 31, 2021
Randi Flaherty presented the SCOS digital archive at the 2021 annual meeting of the Virginia Consortium of Early Americanists, a group sponsored by the Omohundro Institute.
Flora MacDonald
Media | October 14, 2020
SCOS Co-Director Jim Ambuske recently appeared on the podcast Your Most Obedient & Humble Servant to discuss the SCOS archive and his current book project.
News | September 25, 2020
Jim Ambuske delivered a talk on American Loyalist cases in the Court of Session at the annual conference of the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies.
Benjamin Franklin
News | July 24, 2020
Jim Ambuske delivered a lunchtime presentation on SCOS to colleagues at the American Philosophical Society
International Review of Scottish Studies
News | January 31, 2020
Jim Ambuske's essay on exploring the British Atlantic through the papers of the Scottish Court of Session has been published in the International Review of Scottish Studies.
News | July 19, 2019
SCOS and CRC team members presented on their collaborative Session Papers project at the biannual meeting of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
SCOS Site Screen Capture
News | July 15, 2019
The SCOS team has released an updated and redesigned website for its Court of Session digital archive.
FJA - Small
News | May 06, 2019
SCOS co-director Jim Ambuske gave a talk on transnational legal history in the era of the American Revolution at the Family and Justice in the Archives Conference held at Concordia University in Montréal, Quebec.
News | January 25, 2019
SCOS co-directors Jim Ambuske, Randi Flaherty, and Loren S. Moulds have published a new article on the project in Scottish Archives, the journal of the Scottish Records Association.
Dr. Ambuske reviews Session papers at Advocates Library
News | December 20, 2018
The Law Library team recently returned from Scotland, where they identified nearly 500 Session Cases related to Atlantic and American history in Edinburgh libraries.
News | November 12, 2018
Through a grant from the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, the SCOS team will soon visit Edinburgh to begin identifying Session cases involving early American litigants.
A sketch of a fence near a bridge
Blog Post | March 20, 2018
PSA for students: If extralegal systems such as cattle-trespass norms, industry-based arbitration services, and organized crime are up your alley, then the case of Aitken v. Wilson and Bannatyne in the SCOS archive might provide some grist for your next paper.
NRS Dome Room
Blog Post | November 18, 2017
The SCOS team traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, to present the digital project at the annual meeting of the Scottish Records Association and to meet with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh Library, who are pursuing a similar initiative.
A 17th Drawing of a Scottish Farm Near Zwyndrecht, NGS
Blog Post | April 17, 2017
Litigation documents are the “meat and potatoes” of our Scottish Court of Session Records, but the collection is also peppered with testimony, letters, wills, contracts, and other evidence offered by lawyers to help prove their cases.